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Laserblast (1978)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  1 March 1978 (USA)
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A teenager stumbles upon an alien weapon, which transform him into a grotesque killer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Milford ...
Billy Duncan
Cheryl Smith ...
Kathy Farley
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Tony Craig
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Sheriff
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Deputy Pete Ungar
Barry Cutler ...
Deputy Jesse Jeep
Mike Bobenko ...
Chuck Boran
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Froggy
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Colonel Farley
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Doctor Mellon (as Roddy McDowell)
Rick Walters ...
Mike London
Simmy Bow ...
Gas Station Attendant
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Franny Walton
Wendy Wernli ...
Carolyn Spicer
Michael Barrere ...
Hip Kid (as Michael Bryar)
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Storyline

Alien creatures kill a mutated alien creature in the California desert. Its remains, and the high-tech laser gun and power source accidentally left behind, are found by an ostracized teenager. However, the power source causes the teenager to mutate too, and he goes on a murderous rampage. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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alien | desert | gun | laser gun | laser | See All (41) »

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Billy was a kid who got pushed around... Then he found the power See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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1 March 1978 (USA)  »

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Alienígenas na Terra  »

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Trivia

An early promotional article on the film misspelled the title "Laser Blast", where as the films official title is spelled as one word. See more »

Goofs

When Billy first finds the laser and figures out how to shoot it, he puts the amulet around his neck and continues to shoot. But in the scenes where he is shooting after he dons the amulet, he is still holding it in his hand. See more »

Crazy Credits

"Cragar" is misspelled as "Crager" in the appreciation section. See more »

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References Smokey and the Bandit (1977) See more »

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Pretty Terrible Even From Charlie Band
10 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A teenager (Kim Milford) stumbles upon an alien weapon, which transform him into a grotesque killer.

I would love to say nice things about this, given the appearance of Roddy McDowall and such decent effects work from Randall Cook ("The Gate"). But the acting, plot and directing is just so poor that nothing could really save this.

Most people who have seen this probably saw it through "Mystery Science Theater 3000", and that is for the best. They not only do a great job, but this is among their funniest episodes. I would love to know if Leonard Maltin has ever rescinded his 2 1/2 stars...


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